Internet pornography: requirement to teach age requirement and risks as part of sex education

Digital Economy Bill – in the House of Commons at 6:47 pm on 28th November 2016.

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“After section 403(1A)(b) of the Education Act 1996, add—

“(c) they learn about the risks and dangers of internet pornography, and the legal age requirement to access internet pornography under Part 3 of the Digital Economy Act 2017.””—(Kevin Brennan.)

This new clause would mean that the Secretary of State would have to include in guidance to maintained schools that pupils learn as part of sex education the risks and dangers of internet pornography and the legal age requirement to access it, as provided for under Part 3.

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Question put, That the clause be added to the Bill.

The House divided:

Ayes 181, Noes 278.

Division number 96 Digital Economy Bill — Internet pornography: requirement to teach age requirement and risks as part of sex education

Aye: 181 MPs

No: 278 MPs

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Question accordingly negatived.

Clause 17